New to Therapy? What to Expect

Reaching out and starting therapy can be challenging.

Aside from navigating the broken mental health care system, it’s a vulnerable thing to open up to someone new and can be even more difficult when obsessive thoughts are intrusive and taboo in their nature. Know that your intrusive obsessions or whatever you are dealing with will not scare me, will not shock me, and is/are not any indication of who you are as a person.

Once You’ve Taken the Step to Reach Out, Here’s What to Expect

Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Inference-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Rates

$175 for a 60 minute Diagnostic Assessment

$150 for 45 minute sessions

In-home or in-community sessions will be billed as above plus travel time

If multiple sessions per week are recommended based on severity of symptoms, the first session of the week will be billed as above and each additional 45 minute session in the same week will be billed at a reduced rate of $85

Payment accepted: Cash, Credit Card, HSA/FSA, Check

Therapy is an Investment in You

I am out of network with all insurance carriers. Not using insurance has benefits, including confidentiality, flexibility in treatment, and transparency in fees. Insurance companies have the ability to audit records related to your treatment and determine what they deem to be clinically necessary, including number of sessions, length of sessions, where the sessions are held, who is involved in sessions, and who gets therapy services (some mental health diagnoses are non-billable). Health insurance companies have also become increasingly complex and confusing to navigate, resulting in surprise bills due to high deductibles/co-insurance/out of pocket maximums.

I can provide you with a Superbill to submit for potential out of network benefits, but please note that a Superbill has your diagnosis on it and I cannot guarantee any reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Contact your insurance carrier directly to find out what your out of network benefits are.

I understand that using health insurance is necessary at times and welcome you to reach out to me for referrals for therapists who accept insurance if needed.

Good Faith Estimate – No Surprises Act

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for items and services to individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For more information, go to https://www.cms.gov/medical-bill-rights

Clinical
Supervision

I am an approved supervisor through the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT). I offer individual clinical supervision for pre-licensed therapists working towards their LPC or LPCC licensure. Please contact me directly for more information.

Therapist
Consultation

I highly value collaborating and consulting with other therapists and professionals in the community. I host a monthly OCD Therapist Consultation Group on the first Thursday of each month at 11am (CST). Contact me if you are interested in joining and/or for information on one-on-one consultation meetings.